death valley

  1. J

    Death Valley National Park and Area Mountain Rambles Dec. 16-17, 2020

    From a car camp at the Dublin Hills, I set out for a few peak scrambles over a couple of days. On the 16th I chose a very long loop from the Greenwater Road. Heading west up the long sloped bajada I went to the Virgin Spring Divide at Point 1422T west of Epaulet Peak. It was longish patient...
  2. Miya

    Death Valley Birthday - Part 2 (3.7.20-03.8.20)

    After spending 2 nights at Stovepipe Wells Campground, I was pretty excited and nervous to pack up and head to Wildrose. I had originally read horrible reviews for Wildrose and raving reviews for Stovepipe Wells. I shouldn't have been surprised, but I disliked Stovepipe Wells very much and LOVED...
  3. Miya

    Death Valley Birthday - Part 1 (3.5.20-3.6.20)

    I am going to try to skip my story and keep this short, because I have so many pictures I want to share! I focused on sharing the main tourist attraction photos and not necessarily my favorite, but you can see them all at the link below...
  4. J

    Death Valley National Park Keene Canyon-Wonder Mine Loop. Dec. 3, 2019

    Fantastic Dayhike loop up a pretty canyon with plenty of dryfall scrambling, a visit to two major mine sites, and a descent down on of the longer trails in the national park. Any issues or concerns are diligently described in Michel Digonnet's: "Hiking Death Valley". Only recently restored and...
  5. J

    Death Valley Natl Pk Ibex Peak, Jubliee Mtn, Virgin Springs summits Dec. 2, 2019

    Three shorter but highly enjoyable summit scrambles on the south side of Jubilee Pass Hwy, 178 in the south end of Death Valley National Park. Straightforward. Lots of info out on Ibex Peak 4751" standard route. Most cars can do the 1.5 mile approach road. Small camping area at end but...
  6. J

    Death Valley NP: Corkscrew and Artist Palette Peaks, scramble dayhikes Nov 2019

    Nov. 21st: Lots of info out there for Corkscrew Peak. We possessed really none of it but I remembered needing to head for the spring identified on the south slope in the Topo. From near there we picked up a trail that led us rising through fog, sleet, and graupel squalls in a corkscrew...
  7. J

    Death Valley NP. Marble-Cottonwood (side slot) lollipop loop Nov 17-19,2019

    A three day backpack with good water at Dead Horsre Canyon Spring and Upper Cottonwood Spring. Both had a flow for yards. We chose to modify the standard loop in order to add some challenge and uncertainty but mostly to avoid road hiking of lower Cottonwood Canyon. Thus, we went up Marble...
  8. Dave

    La Muerte & El Fuego

    The tale of two valleys: death and fire. Like a million other gullible tourists, I perked up to the talk of a superbloom this spring in Death Valley National Park. The park started promoting the wildflower situation with a video that made the rounds in February. Then every news site in...
  9. balzaccom

    Death Valley, March

    What a wonderful time of the year to hike Death Valley! The first week of March brought us perfect wildflowers, great weather, and a whole series of new trails and adventures. We drove down through Tehachapi, and the flowers there were our first clue that this was going to be amazing. We...
  10. Tres Westbrook

    Death Valley National Park - Day One - Golden Cathedral / Gower Gulch

    My wife and I spent the week after Christmas exploring parts of Death Valley National Park in California. I had planned a "highlights" tour of the park, with us doing a day hike or back country drive each day. We spent our first night at Texas Spring campground. It was chilly and windy, but...
  11. ogg

    Funeral Slot Canyon, DVNP, 10-2012

    A few years ago, in October, I undertook a long weekend getaway to dayhike Funeral Slot Canyon in Death Valley National Park. My kids had a three day weekend off from school and their Grandmother- a full time RV'r- was parked at a casino in Amaragosa, so it was a perfect opportunity to both let...
  12. Tres Westbrook

    Road Trip to the Racetrack Playa - Death Valley

    When I was in elementary school, every few weeks my teacher would hand out a brochure from Scholastic with paperback books that you could get your parents to buy for you. I'm sure that every other class in the country received the same or similar brochures regularly. Anyway, the brochures were...
  13. ram

    Crash Site/Lower Hades Canyon 2-15-15

    A service project was suggested by Death Valley National Park. The Coalition of American canyoneers jumped on board. The death Valley Wilderness Coordinator Charlie Callagan wanted to survey a not historic plane crash site. Here Charlie describes the crash...
  14. balzaccom

    Death Valley in February

    A few years ago we took a trip to Death Valley in the spring...thinking that it would be a good way to get in some hiking while the Sierra was under snow, and it would also give us a chance to see one of the largest US national parks at a time when the temperatures were conducive to hiking and...
  15. IntrepidXJ

    Leaving Death Valley

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 9 & 10 Sunday & Monday, February 17-18, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO For my last morning in Death Valley I decided to head back up to Dante's View to catch the sunrise. Glow on the horizon. Morning Color by IntrepidXJ, on Flickr The Earth...
  16. IntrepidXJ

    All Around Death Valley

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 8 Saturday, February 16, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO Today would be my last full day in Death Valley National Park. I spent the day visiting a few popular areas of the park I had skipped over earlier in the week so I could at least check them out...
  17. IntrepidXJ

    Eureka Dunes to the Mesquite Dunes

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 7 Friday, February 15, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO After spending much of the week exploring Death Valley and not running into many people, things would finally change today. I would start seeing quite a few more people and even getting stuck...
  18. IntrepidXJ

    Volcanic Tablelands to the Eureka Dunes

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 6 Thursday, February 14, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO On Thursday morning I was up early (yet again!) and hiking back to the Sky Rock petroglyphs well before the sun would come up for the day. I was hoping to capture the photo of Sky Rock that I...
  19. IntrepidXJ

    The Racetrack to Bishop

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 5 Wednesday, February 13, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO Up before dawn again...I'm not really sure when I became a morning person? When I got in my Jeep after taking down camp, the LCD screen in my dashboard told me it was 23 degrees out, the...
  20. IntrepidXJ

    Badwater to The Racetrack

    Death Valley Trip 2013 | Day 4 Tuesday, February 12, 2013 The Original Trip Report on ADVENTR.CO As usual, I was up and taking down my campsite while it was still dark out. Thanks to the long nights this time of the year I still managed to get plenty of sleep and was wide awake. I drove back...

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